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WORLD'S FIRST PRIVATE WEATHER SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT

WORLD'S FIRST PRIVATE WEATHER SATELLITE LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT The world's largest provider of ocean weather data, Weathernews, successfully launched its own microsatellite on July 14, making it the first weather company to have its own satellite. It was the company's second try at putting a satellite into orbit after a failed attempt in 2013. Weathernews transmits information and analysis to roughly 6,000 ships a year, including sea ice information for vessels plying Arctic routes. Its clients include Maersk Group of Denmark and other major shipping companies.   More



(Source: Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 7)

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